The TA.XTExpressC Texture Analyzer available from Stable Micro Systems is an entry-level and QC-based texture analysis option. It enables low-cost portable analysis for a variety of low-force applications.
With a touchscreen operation, a choice of two specialized software packages, and the latest option of utilizing mobile devices, the analyzer can be easily configured to fulfill users’ precise requirements. In addition, test profiles are stored for instant use and results are automatically examined using product-specific procedures or “in-built” standards like Bloom or TPA.
The TA.XTExpressC Texture Analyzer offers a portable and more compact solution for users to perform texture analysis with a narrower specification; therefore, the instrument provides an economical option for applications that are less complicated.
The analyzer can measure almost any physical product property like gel strength, adhesiveness, fracturability, hardness, and extensibility of foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, adhesives, gels, and many other consumer products, that measure up to 10 kg in force.
The TA.XTExpressC Texture Analyzer is often used for measuring and quantifying empirical, fundamental, and imitative tests in both tension and compression, spanning those relating to materials properties, texture analysis, as well as the effects of rheology of powders, solids, semi-solids, granulate materials, and viscous liquids.
All Connect series texture analyzers available from Stable Micro Systems can be operated through the regular equipment touchscreen interface, and also through a laptop or desktop PC. They can also be operated from a tablet or mobile phone through the Browser Interface — a unique operational characteristic in the realm of texture analysis.
Whether users are experienced or new to texture analysis, or have certain requirements, they now have the option to select how they can interact with their instruments. Stable Micro Systems provides users with a number of ways to run their instruments. Each method can be utilized separately from one another; alternatively, users can have a combination.
Stable Micro Systems provides the most universal texture analyzers currently available to fully meet the growing demands for quantifiable, precise, and repeatable information on textural or physical property. These properties are assessed by the analyzers by capturing time, distance, and force data, which is later displayed graphically by the Exponent Connect software.
Different fixtures and probes are used in the texture analyzer series based on the needed test method. Each fixture or probe has been developed for a certain set of applications, and can be easily and rapidly fixed. Samples are either held between a pair of fixtures, or positioned on the instrument’s base or on the lower fixture.
During a simple test, the texture analyzer’s arm containing the loadcell moves down to compress or penetrate the product, and subsequently returns to its original position while determining forces in either direction.
Features of the TA.XTExpressC Texture Analyzer
- Maximum data rate of 500 pps
- Speed range of 0.1–10 mm/second
- Capacity of 10 kg⋅f (100 N)
- Extended height-version option
- Single-column texture analyzer for universal use, with interchangeable load cells